Document Type



Doctor of Education (EdD)


Adult Education and Human Resource Development

First Advisor's Name

Thomas Reio

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Judith Bernier

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member

Third Advisor's Name

Hyejin Bang

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member

Fourth Advisor's Name

Ellen Cohn

Fourth Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member

Fifth Advisor's Name

Susan Hibbard

Fifth Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member


Transfer of Training, Law Enforcement, Instrument Validation

Date of Defense



Training in the workplace has become a valuable tool that has been linked to improved employee performance and overall organizational outcomes. The field of law enforcement is particularly impacted by the transfer of training given its complex and dynamic nature. Despite its significance, there is a lack of research in law enforcement and therefore of available instruments to measure the transfer of training. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an instrument to assess seven components that can influence the transfer of training in law enforcement: trainees’level of motivation/ curiosity, peer support, supervisor support, opportunity to use, perceived context validity, organization learning climate, and job satisfaction. The instrument was developed and validated using a researcher-based scale development process that consisted of four phases. The instrument underwent the process of content identification and scale generation, expert review process, instrument distribution, and lastly validation through principal components analysis with varimax rotation.





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